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so smooth, no bitterness. it's awesome. there's no other taste like it. america runs on dunkin' coffee. ♪ and as we listen to the piano guys, we are back now with more of "today" on this wednesday morning, october 3rd, 2012. outside the studio at rockefeller plaza, a great crowd is listening. >> you know what that is?
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>> "the bourne identity." >> he's on the run. >> want to do one of your interpretive dances again? no. we're out of time. >> anyway, i know. >> good morning, everyone. i'm savannah guthrie. you know david gregory by know. mr. al roker, of course, and coming up we've got the presidential debates tonight. >> yeah. >> a reminder that the elections, of course, are around the corner and jill martin is here. she actually has a patriotic theme to her fun finds this morning, everything from chocolates, to jewelry, all with the red, white and blue. >> when i think presidents, i think bling. >> i know. i think i want to shop. >> so we're also going to talk about how to pay off credit card debt. our 911 money team is here with the 411 or the 311 if you have a question about alternate side parking. >> very nice. and it's breast cancer awareness month, and we've got everything you need to know about breast cancer risk factors, detection
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and the latest in medical advances. >> all right. before we get to all that, we want to check in with the news of the day. natalie morales at the news desk. >> good morning, savannah, david and al. good morning, everyone. more trouble in the skies for american airlines as a flight was diverted to dallas last evening when the crew was alerted to a landing gear issue. the plane landed without incident this. comes after another american airlines plane had to be diverted on tuesday. the london to chicago flight was diverted to ireland after a passenger reported the smell of smoke in the cabin. meantime, american airlines is identifying what caused seats to come loose on two planes. the troubled carrier says a clamp that attaches seats to a track in the floor was not properly installed, but some progress possible today as the american airlines pilots union resumes scuttled contract negotiations with the carrier. a showdown in denver as president obama and republican challenger mitt romney face off in their first debate, but a 2007 speech by then senator obama is generating criticism
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from conservatives who say his words are racially charged. the obama campaign is fighting back saying romney's allies are just trying to distract from romney's secretly taped remarks about 47% of americans who don't pay federal income taxes. and can you watch tonight's debate live starting at 9:00 eastern, 6:00 pacific right here on nbc. former penn state graduate assistant mike mcqueary has filed suit against the university for defamation and misrepresentation. mcqueary's account that he witnessed jerry sandusky showering with a boy back in 2001 helped bring the charges that led to the former assistant football coach's conviction. mcqueary is seeking millions in damages allege the university mistreated him after the sexual abuse scandal surfaced. sandusky is not commenting on the complaint. the latest search for jimmy hoffa has turned up nothing but dirt. police were searching a backyard in suburban detroit where a credible tipster told them a man, possibly the long missing
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former teamsters boss, had been buried some 37 years ago. soil samples gathered at the site turned up no traces of hoffa or any other human remains. hoffa was last seen in the summer in 1975 about 30 miles from the site of the latest tip. for the fourth year in a row the u.s. birth rate has dropped but only by 1% suggesting the effects of the weak economy may be coming to an end. the steepest decline is among hispanics who exports perts say are disproportionately affected by a bad economy. the high school sophomore elected to homecoming court as a cruel prank got a huge surprise today. whitney kopp was speaking to ryan seacrest on his radio share about the weekend homecoming event when one of her music idols phoned in. >> whitney, i want you to just say hello to adam. he's on the phone with us right now, too. >> hey, whitney. >> hi. >> what's up? >> nothing. >> how are you? how was the dance? it was good? >> yeah. i hate to ask this, but who is
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this. >> this is adam. >> at am lambert, seriously? >> yeah, for real. >> oh, my god! oh, my gosh. you don't know how much i love your work. it's inspirational to me, and -- okay, i hate really to say this. but your eyes are so pretty. >> whitney said she was prout proud that she attended homecoming and grateful to her michigan community for rallying around her. a poor pup is finally on her way to a happy ending after a driver accidentally ran her over on a rhode island highway at 50 miles per hour. for 11 miles the white poodle mix was taken along for the ride, stuck in the front grill of a car when a fellow motorist tipped him off. the driver rushed to a local police department to help get the dog out. amazingly the pooch has recovered from her minor injuries and is doing just fine. the east providence animal center is looking for her owner, but if no one comes forward she will be up for adoption. i'm sure she will get a great home. try not to get too excited
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this. junior hockey player in new jersey was a bit too psyched about scoring a goal so he did what anyone else would do, throws himself through some of the surrounding glass at the rink, not to worry though. not to worry. nobody got hurt. he's just fine. getting right back up on his skates. the clip now has more than 700,000 hits on youtube. definitely not what to do. it's six minutes after the hour. let's go across the way to al roker with a check of the weather. >> good news, a new open for len berman's "spanning the world." >> but nobody got hurt. >> let's see what we've got for you right now. we are talking about some foggy weather here in the northet. kind of wet and rainy, drizzly, but mostly the fog is going to be the big problem caution airport delays from new york city, boston, philadelphia and washington, d.c., newark as well. look at those delays. then as we move out to the west, we've got snow to talk about. big snow storm getting itself together. western montana, and over the next 48 hours, we'll spread its way into northern minnesota with anywhere from 3 to 6 inches of
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snow. some areas picking up to about a foot. >> good morning. it will be a warm day today. the fog will be burning off as we go through the morning. a mixture of sun and clouds. time now for today's take 3 where the three of us give our take on the three topics that have caught our attention, and our special guest this morning, donny deutsch is here. >> all right. >> because we can't get enough of you on "the professionals." >> thanks so much. >> breast cancer awareness, exactly. >> i guess i didn't get the memo. >> shoot.
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>> tomorrow. >> i'll make good for it. >> you have whole month. not to worry. >> okay. >> got to remind me. >> take one. >> take one, i'm sure you all saw this. an anchor takes on her weight critics. jennifer livingston, who we spoke to moments ago, responded to a viewer e-mail or facebook post having to do with her weight, an here's what she says. >> the truth is i am overweight, but to the person who wrote me that letter, do you think i don't know that, that your cruel words are pointing out something that i don't see? you don't see know me. are you not a friend of mine. are you not a part of my family, and you have admitted that you don't watch this show so you know nothing about me but what you see on the outside. and i am much more than a number on a scale. >> yeah. >> i should say the viewer who wrote in said that she was not a role model because of her weight issues. >> look, first of all, the viewers in a sense have spoken
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because she's been on the air for a long time. it's not like she's gained all this weight. they know who she is, and they like her. >> well, she's also -- the station actually received some 50,000 e-mails supporting her after this, after the fact, but, when i saw this last night, i was cheering her on standing up. i mean, she brought me to tears with what she said because i think the internet has -- and it's as you've spoken with her in the interview, she points that out, it has gotten so cruel and people post things anonymously. >> because they are cowards. >> because they are cowards. would you ever -- i think as jennifer even said, would you say that stuff to your grandmother, say that stuff to -- >> let me play devil's advocate for a second. bear with me. obviously what that guy did was horrible and disgusting. he's a jerk, that's obvious. she went on to call him a bully. >> right. >> to me, it's very interesting. if somebody wrote in to me and said donny, you're too old to be on the air and i got on the air and said you're bullying me, how dare you say that? when you have the public airwaves, you are the powerful one. definition of a bully is when a
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weak person -- when a strong person picks on a weak person. to me when you're in the public eye, you should be big enough to ignore every one of us. every day gets stupid -- i actually think -- what he did -- she was behaving like a bully using her public airspace to respond to an idiot, and i think in a strange way the definition of bullying was turned around. obviously she's fantastic. an overweight, so what, but to me, every one of us got on the air every time somebody said something. she was being a bully there, strangely enough. >> in a sense, i think she was speaking for folks who go through who are overweight, fat, whatever you want to use, the indignities they go through every day, and -- and there's a certain double standard because there are a lot of overweight anchors and reporters who are male who gent get it. >> say it again. i'm 54, somebody wrote me, you shouldn't be on the air over 40. if i went on how dare you say that to me, i'd seem like a bully. once again, the guy's an idiot. should have been bigger, no pun
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intended, just ignore it. i'm going to get a lot of heat for this. >> but you're used to it. >> what i do, that's right. >> savannah, what do you think? >> you're old, you'll be going away soon. >> you know what i think. i'm glad she stood up to it. i think that people think that people on tv are, you know, don't have any feelings at all and you can write what you want, and she made clear that that's not the case. >> the airwaves would be pretty littered, if we're all responding to all the idiots out there. >> that's true. we have them every day. >> we never respond to those kinds of things. she was saying -- >> except for you in hoboken. >> she was saying though, she was teaching this lesson to her daughters at home, and it just -- that note just kind of -- it hit home to her. >> ignore it. >> let's move on. the topic number two, okay. this is very interesting. ya's ceo marissa mayer, as you know, was in the news a couple weeks ago because she announced that she was pregnant and was
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going to take maternity leave and work at the same time from home, but now she had her baby boy. congratulations to her. >> right. >> but they can't come up with a name, apparently, so now she is soliciting on e-mails at work for people to name her child. >> wow. >> the yahoo! -- >> yohoo. >> your entire job is making decisions and you can't make a decision on the name. short the stock. >> publicity stunt, or is she just trying to draw eyes to yahoo!? >> maybe she wants good ideas. >> i have to say, when my little niece was born, my brother and sister-in-law didn't name her for like three weeks. >> wow. >> really? >> they couldn't come up a name. i'm outing them. we just called her baby girl guthrie. >> bgg. >> she will be in therapy. >> she knows now. >> are you going to name this baby? >> that's kind of raising some eyebrows. >> and speaking of eyebrows.
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>> "take 3," the presidential debate tonight, decide to take a look at a new study predicting who will win the election using eyebrows, and according to their study president obama has the best groomed eyebrows. >> so they say if you look in history, those with the most groomed eyebrows, the best groomed eyebrows will win except in one case which was bush v. gore in 2000. >> make the argument, the physically most attractive candidate wins so is this a subset of that. >> i don't think people are consciously vote begun it. >> get a close-up on donny's eyebrows and a poll going of our own male anchors. >> obviously that's obama and romney. let's take a look at our guys here. tell us what you think, and send us an e-mail about who has the best eyebrows. >> shouldn't it work. >> well, he dyes them. >> that's a fact. >> all right. >> and donny deutsch's eyebrows. >> look at that. >> donny is the write-in.
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>> call me independent. >> donny, thank you so much. as halloween approaches we want you to submit your best photos of your pet in costume at we may even air them on friday. we've got the halloween pet parade coming. al and natalie bringing pepper and zara in their halloween costumes. >> can't wait for that. >> i don't know if she will keep it on. can't wait to see. >> coming up next, jill martin is here with her fun finds, sure to get your vote. a little election season flare on this debate day, but first these messages. charles walgreen had a mission to help people be happy and healthy. from inventing the first chocolate malt... to creating a nonprofit pharmacy for our troops... to the first child safety caps. walgreens has been innovating for over a hundred years. and we're just getting started. with more and more ways to be well every day. here at the corner of happy and healthy.
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♪ we are having a party >> cute little animation this morning on "jill's fun finds," fashionable, functional and just plain fun items with election day in mind. jill martin is a contributor to "today" and "us weekly." jill, good morning. >> good morning. >> ready to have some fun with the election. okay. starting us off with cocktails, always a good segment when you start off this way. >> okay. here's the filibuster. >> what's in it? >> oh, my. >> bourbon and compare, cheers. >> drink lightly, already taken a sip. >> the renaissance hotels -- >> that's strong, whoa. >> have concocted these drinks in honor of the election. >> okay. >> so this is capitol hill, balanced budget, and can you make them at home also. and get the recipes for these planning an upcoming party with the election just days away. >> next you can also wrar on
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your nails for the political party. >> i got my nails done without revealing my political preference. >> bipartisan. >> obama on one hand and romney on the other and bliss is holding a special nail extravaganza if you want to encourage people to go out and vote. see the stickers, put on your nails and also have the lotions, may the best scent win. mint romney and obama in body lotion. >> okay. >> $6, >> fantastic. >> next a watch that has a unique partnership, i understand, with getting -- helping people get out and vote. >> right. modify watches teamed up with rock the vote to encourage people to vote. they are $40, and can you pop out the face. all different looks. david gregory actually liked these. >> these are cool. >> and also you invest in this, and it takes you throughout the year. not like you're buying something for the next month. you can wear these and they are water resistant. >> i like it. over here, sticking with jewelry. remind people of your state year round as well.
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>> these are gorgeous. look at this on my neck. wearing new york, obviously. 14 karat gold, starting at $130, an investment. you can wear these all year round. just a great piece to layer, to have, give as a gift. >> cute. i like it. tom shoes also getting in on the action. >> with your political preference. $29 to $58. tom' so there you see all the different versions right there, plus the kids' once, always cute and you invest in these for your kids. you can wear these -- >> wear them year round. >> until they grow out of them. >> over here let's talk about stuff for the little ones. >> baby wunsies. babies for obama. >> okay. >> and i'm so cute i could be a republican, all different one, i'm a wee-publican. >> adorable. >> these are reversible pillow, the set is $50. something to add to the house if you're having an election party.
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>> if you're having a party and want some speakers and need good autoaudio. actually these you can switch them out. >> this is a year round investment. this is blue tooth speakers so put any different skins on the outside. obama, romney and buy these separately. it comes with one, and then can you switch it out. we have you there after the election if you want a natalie speaker, or i have down here, kathie lee and hoda, matt, al. just a great gift and great also for tailgating if you're a sports fan. >> okay. i like this for your home to decorate, cutting board. >> great for the kitchen, great house warming gift, $22 to $40 on >> love when you end with the sweets on fun finds. >> october 22nd, sneak peek, godiva coming out with these. truffle pops. >> they are cute. >> special edition.
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>> sprinkled cupcakes getting in on the action. obama, romney and just vote. >> have had a lot of cupcakes already this morning. jill martin, thanks so much. good fun finds as always. coming up next, answers to your money questions on how to get out from under credit card debt but first these messages. ♪ [ sighs ] hey! come on! what? i've been skimming mac and cheese for 75 years. 75? yeah. i'm only 45. i have another family. what?! what. ♪ [ male announcer ] celebrating seventy-five years of gooey, creamy delicious kraft macaroni & cheese. you know you love it.
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>> this is wbal-tv 11 news today in baltimore. >> we started out with thick fog earlier and in the day. visibility is improving. in the afternoon, clouds and sunshine. temperatures in the seventies and low 80s. the same thing for tomorrow.
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♪ ♪ no one else can have you ♪ i want you back, i want you, want you back ♪ >> 19-year-old british pop sensation sher lloyd is wowing huge crowds on our summer plaza -- on the plaza over the summer. she's out with a new single and we want her back for a live performance in our studio. that's coming up friday morning only on "today." you know who else we want back, our financial 911 team, the money 911 guys are back. >> yes, we did. >> our team tackling the credit worries. the smartest ways to handle credit card debt, coming up. >> also ahead, october is breast
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cancer awareness month so we'll get out our pink like natalie. 40,000 american women died last year alone from the disease, from your weight and family history, we'll tell you five facts that you may not know about breast cancer. >> all right. very important. plus a sweet treat is in your future as well. we'll head into the kitchen to show you how to make fortune cookies, baking them from scratch with a fortune inside, too. does that mean we can write our own fortune? >> i'm being held hostage in a fortune cookie nightmare. >> good. >> let's fortune cookie the weather. >> all right. we'll see how the weather crumbles, as we show you, we are looking today for some fog here in the northeast. airport delays, big deal. look for showers and thunderstorms down in southern florida. rain and snow throughout the northern plains. heat and sunshine continues in the southwest. tomorrow, we're expecting to see plenty of sunshine. mid-atlantic states, showers and thunderstorms in new england. cold weather makes its way into the plains, and that starts to sink down into the southern plains as well. sunny and mild in the pacific northwest with plenty of
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sunshine and heat, from texas on into the southwest. that's what's going on aroat >> good morning. going into the afternoon, a mixture of sun and clouds. still a slight chance for a rain shower. >> and that's your latest weather. >> al, thank you. coming up next, financial experts answer your questions about credit card debt, but first these messages. [ female announcer ] there are lots of different ways to say get well to your loved ones. ♪ this came for you, mommy. [ female announcer ] but it takes the touch of kleenex® brand, america's softest tissue,
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time now for "today's money 911" where we answer your big financial questions today focusing on credit card death. our panel includes jane shatzky and sharon epperson and nice to
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see you guys. >> we'll start off and head to skype. kristi from riverside, missouri, skipg in, good morning. >> good morning. >> hi. what's your question? >> when my husband and i were first married we incurred a lot of credit card debt, and currently we're living on student loans, and some of those interest rate on the credit cards are up to 20%. we've called and talked to supervisors and they say there's nothing we can do to lower them. >> okay. what do you think? what can they do? >> look at a different credit card all together, as in transferring your balance. do you know how your credit score is? >> last i checked it was like 6-something. >> so if you go to, they have a list of balance transfer cards that you can get with an average creddard score. if you're in the 6, your credit score needs some work. 630, 640, can find a card to
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transfer your balance to. may incur a fee but it might be worth it as long as you run to see how much you'll save on interest and work on getting that score back up. >> okay. kristi, good luck. >> okay, thank you. >> all righty. we'll go to the phone lines now. let's go to washington state. theresa calling in from winthrop, washington. good morning, theresa. >> good morning. >> hi. what's your question? >> my relationship of 15 years ended a year ago. i have a credit card that originated before the relationship, and i added my partner as an authorized user. he later became a co-owner to the account. the card has a balance but is blocked now so neither one of us can use it. what harms my credit rating the most, closing it out completely or leaving it open with his bad credit affecting it? >> that's an interesting question. david? >> lesson one, no matter how much we love someone, we don't put them on our credit card. so don't ever do that again. >> i saw that on a greeting card. >> yeah, no matter what.
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>> so romantic here. here's the thing. you can't just close the card because the card is basically and technically frozen. it's been done because you guys are both on it and don't want either one of you using it. >> how much do you owe on the credit card right now? >> 2,000 or less. >> here's what i would do, pay that card off and be done with it and that way your score will improve. the longer it stays out there, waiting out there for seven years, i wouldn't have that drag your credit score down for $2,000. you might want to sue your partner but to sue the partner for $1,000, you'll spend the money on legal fees. >> send a letter from a lawyer. >> and if that fails steal his car. >> really, the key thing here, put it in perspective. $2,000, can get that paid down and might even call the credit card company to get them to reduce that balance if you agrey to pay it off in a lump sum. try this approach first. >> thanks and good luck.
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>> thank you. >> let's go now to an e-mail from tustin, california, wanting to remain anonymous. my husband and i have approximately $30,000 in credit card debt. i have a 401(k) from my previous employer that is worth about 100,000. i finally will start working part time this month after being unemployed for 18 months. i need to move my 401(k) to a new company. should we roll out some money to pay down the credit cards? we understand the taxes will be incurred, i think i already know what the answer to that is. is getting rid of our credit card debt worth it? sharon? >> do you not want to touch your 401(k), but in this case it's not because i don't believe stealing from your future to pay for your debts right now. another factor. great that she has a job now, but she had been unemployed for 18 months. going to take her a while to get on solid footing. start paying off this credit card debt with whatever money she's bringing in. but, i don't want to advocate bankruptcy, but there may be a situation where it takes her
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longer than she -- she really doesn't have the wherewithal to get it all paid off. that may be an option for her and the reason why she doesn't want to touch that 401(k), don't want to mess the 401(k) is the creditors can't mess with it so that's something protected by the creditors. keep that 401(k), do not touch it. talk to a non-profit credit counsellor. find out whether or not, great place to go to find one. see what they can say about getting your cash flow back and avoid bankruptcy but know that you do not under any circumstances want to touch that 401(k). >> don't want to touch the 401(k). >> never, don't do it. >> for those on the east coast, david will be sticking around to answer your questions live in a web chat. that's just ahead at coming up next, five facts you need to know about breast cancer after these messages. [ man ] launch sequence initiated. [ male announcer ] at kfc we have one mission: [ beep ] 15 seconds and counting. serve the world's best-tasting chicken. t-minus 10... that's why our whole chicken is delivered fresh. 9...8... and prepared fresh by real cooks 7...
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factor. majority of cases do not involve family history. it's gender, predominantly a female disease and age. as we get older you increase your risk of breast cancer, especially in post-menopausal women. >> weight gain and obesity increase your risk. >> people who gain 18 to 20 pounds have a significantly higher increase compared to women who gained 5 or 10 pounds. obesity and weight gain is absolutely a risk factor. exercising and losing weight can reduce your risk dramatically. >> how much exercise? >> hour and a half a week, not very much. quitting smoking and moderation in terms of alcohol. no more than two drinks a day can also help decrease your risk. >> fact number three, breast cancer is the most common cancer in women but is it the most deadly kind of cancer? >> actually not.
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lung cancer kills more women than breast cancer and that's because breast cancer when found early is actually quite treatable so that's why screening is so important, that we get the breast cancer at an early stage. can you get treatment for t.lung cancer is diagnosed later on and not as treatable. >> early detection key. >> absolutely. >> and self-exams, all of that. >> and mammograms, of course, right now the best way to detect breast cancer. >> and fact number four, breast cancer can strike anywhere in the body. i did in the know that. >> by definition if you're calling it breast cancer. it starts in the breast, but it can spread to the lungs, liver, bone or even the brain, and that's called advanced or metastatic breast cancer. we don't talk a lot about the late stage breast cancer, 150,000 women in the country living with advanced breast cancer. they, of course, face their own unique challenges and don't want to forget about them when we talk about breast cancer awareness. >> and fact five, african-american women are more likely to die of breast cancer than any other women. why is this? >> yeah. this is very important to understand. african-american women tend to
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get breast cancer at a younger age, and they get a more deadly form of the cancer,more aggressive tumor. especially important for african-american women to talk to their doctors about getting screened perhaps earlier, talk about family history, because for them it seems to be a more deadly disease. >> what medical options are available for those diagnosed with later stages of breast cancer? >> well, surgery still may be an option, just to remove part of the tumor, if possible, and then chemotherapy, radiation, and we're really understanding more and more about the different types of breast cancer and tailoring therapy to those specific types so hopefully in the next three years we'll see more tailored treatments that are more effective. >> doctor, great information as always. great reminders for us. thanks. >> thank you. coming up next, the secret to baking fortune cookies. can't wait to see what's inside, but first this is "today" on nbc.
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good morning. in "today's kitchen" we're making a fun dessert. fortune cookies.
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the executive chef joins us out and has a new cook book called "baking out loud." love the title. >> nice to be here, al. >> we're making fortune cookies. >> we are. >> i like fortune cookies. everybody likes fortune cookies. >> you know what's so interesting, al. if you really technically advance, you can make it on your computer, or you can handwrite them like this right here. i don't know, al. do you want to do a little fortune. >> yeah, there you go. >> and it's perfect. we'll fold it right into a cooky. >> help, i'm in a cookie. >> i love that. i'm trapped in a cookie. basically, al. it's really simple. going to take a little bit of egg white here. going to put a little vanilla extract in here. look at all those vanilla beans. >> look at that. >> that'siumy. >> that's like a vanilla paste. >> it is, a vanilla paste. that's what i use a lot in the book, vanilla paste.
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smell. >> oh, wow. >> sesame oil which is fantastic. we'll mix this until it gets a little frothy, and then we'll put the fluff and sugar right in. there you go. and if you want to mix that up a little bit. i have the mix right here, and it has -- >> why am i mixing this? >> you're mixing that because i've got it already mentioned's there. put it on the pan, already sprayed. this is a non-stick surface which is fantastic. you can stop mixing because it's mixed. >> we've got mustard seed. we've got poppy seed. this is anise seed. caroway and sesame and black
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sesame. you can really use anything. so we're going to take the dough, and we're going to give a little push right here. put them over here and take them out of the oven. careful, it's hot. >> it's -- actually you're going to look for something that's a little bit brown. >> silicone one would have kept it from sticking. wanted to give you this idea. we're going to take this. make today sweeter, i love that. >> okay.
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we'll take this and kind of give it a little bend and put it between two rolling pins, as you see, and when they cool, they will look like this and give a crack. let's see what's in there. >> what a difference "today" makes. >> oh, i love that. >> very nice. >> and here they are over here with all the different ones. do it for kids' birthday parties. write happy birthday. happy birthday, al. >> that's terrific. >> popcorn and peanut bark, a little salty sweet. >> what's this? >> basil panicotta. >> looks amazing. >> a little strawberry consumme. >> and my favorite which made the cover of the book. >> overstuffed nutters and overstuffed o, a little riff on the classic. >> can never resist a nutter. >> you can split them in half. >> oh. >> that's a unique way to do it. i kind of like to do that. >> how to eat a nutter cookie.
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>> exactly. great job, beautiful. >> "baking out loud." terrific. >> thank you so much. >> thank you, hedy. >> coming up, kathie lee and hoda are here after your local messages. >> but they are not getting any of these. hmmm, i don't think i took my pill today.
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there's birth control you don't have to think about taking every day or even every year. i'm painting my arms. i want another child, but not for a while. it's mirena, a small intrauterine contraceptive that's over 99% effective at preventing pregnancy for as long as you want, for up to five years. then again, i'm not sure i want to wait. don't use mirena if you have a pelvic infection, get infections easily or have certain cancers. less than 1% of users get a serious infection called pelvic inflammatory disease. if you have persistent pelvic or stomach pain, or if mirena comes out, tell your healthcare provider.
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if it comes out, use back-up birth control. mirena may attach to or go through the uterine wall and cause other problems. although uncommon, pregnancy while using mirena can be life threatening and may result in loss of pregnancy or fertility. ovarian cysts may occur, but usually disappear. bleeding and spotting may increase in the first few months and continue to be irregular. periods over time may become shorter, lighter, or even stop. mirena does not protect against hiv or stds. oh, i can wait a little longer. ask about mirena. when you have time. did you know ? if you choose mirena to prevent pregnancy, it's also approved to treat heavy periods.
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